Designs and textures inspired by time spent immersed in nature
Hi <<First Name>>,
I hope you're having a delightful weekend so far! The trees are finally changing color here in Michigan and it's turning into a glorious fall. It's been way too long since I last said hi, and I'm so excited to share one of our newest jewelry artists with you today - Amy Wyckoff.
I firmly believe that nature is our greatest teacher, and I see the same sentiment reflected in Amy's jewelry. Taking cues from tree rings, leaves, lichen and moss, her work looks like it could've been discovered amongst the deep roots of a tree - textural, patinated, just a little distressed. The stones she chooses (primarily moss agates, with other specimens here and there) look like glimpses into other worlds, perhaps under water or high in the sky.
I wanted to include Amy's own words about her work, as well. I love seeing the threads of inspiration from artists.
Amy Wyckoff has been creating handcrafted jewelry for ten years, learning each new skill as a result of the desire to create a certain pattern, texture, or shape. Creating jewelry is, for her, a process of experimentation and growth, and the feeling of creating something anew keeps her inspired. Outside the studio she spends her time in the forest or on the coastline exploring and observing, steeped in the beauty of the natural world.
That appreciation for the patterns and shapes in nature is inherent in the work that she makes; incorporating high quality semi-precious gemstones as well as found rocks and crystals. Organic shapes created using fused mixed metals allows her to bring additional color into her work. Her studio under a pine tree is a place of love and light and on most days, there's no where else she'd rather spend the afternoon.
Sending you lots of light and loveliness from Michigan :)